How you could bubble up funds for Clatterbridge charities

Joe Clarke tells presenter Di Gaskell about Spartacus Bubble FootballCoffee Club listeners have heard how people wanting to make money for charities in Clatterbridge can now do so wearing giant inflatable balls!

Joe Clarke, the creator of Spartacus Bubble Football, came into the studio to explain all about the fun phenomenon which is taking the fundraising world by storm.

He explained to presenters Di Gaskell and Steve Evans how people wear the inflatable zorbs with their legs free to run about.

Competitors can also take part in a number of gladiator games like Run The Gauntlet and British Bulldogs.

Joe set up the company two years ago with the help of the Prince's Trust and has just won it's national award for enterprise.

He told Di, with no hint of irony, how he came up with the idea.

"Before this I was just bouncing around from one job to the next. I was watching a programme and saw a zorb flying past my telly and I thought it looked brilliant." - Joe Clarke

The mobile business is going from strength to strength, such is its propularity with stag and hen dos, workers on teambuilding days and amongst children.

They also do archery and are developing a new sport called Disco Dodgeball.

Joe explained how the football remains the main event but said that not everyone plays to the rules.

"Not many people take notice of the ball. They just want to smash each other up!" - Joe Clarke

The company works closely with the LFC Foundation and Everton In The Community and has helped raise money for the Whitechapel homeless centre in Liverpool.

The team's next project will benefit children in Clatterbridge.

They are taking part in this weekend's Scouse 5k in aid of Claire House. The event also benefits The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

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